SODES, in collaboration with St. Lawrence Shipoperators, organizes Québec Marine Day, held each year on the 4th Tuesday in October at the National Assembly. This event allows marine industry representatives to meet with elected members of the National Assembly to inform them about current and upcoming files. The Québec government officially recognized the event in 2002.

2017 edition

The 17th edition of Québec Marine Day, whose theme is “Ship differently + effectively ”, will run on October 24. In keeping with the momentum of the Québec government’s efforts in its fight against climate change and to ensure a successful energy transition, it is vital to review the way we think about transportation and logistics. Shipping, the top-ranking transport mode in terms of eco-friendly performance, is a choice partner for achieving these goals. Together, we must reflect on the methods and means to implement to build an effective, innovative, sustainable transport system.

SODES and St. Lawrence Shipoperators members will receive their invitation to take part in Québec Marine Day by email in September 2017.


2016 edition

The 16th edition of Quebec Marine Day (QMD) will be held on October 25th, 2016.


2015 edition

The 15th edition of Quebec Marine Day was held on October 27 under the banner ‘’Transporting safely and securely’’.

At a time when the public, the media and stakeholders from various sectors are raising issues related to cargo transportation safety, it is crucial that the industry meet with Quebec’s elected officials to inform them of existing and planned safety measures for shipping-related operations.


2014 edition

The 14th edition of Québec Marine Day was held under the theme “Strategically maritime”. Since the last elections, the Québec government has been actively working on an ambitious maritime strategy, which is the lynchpin in the province’s economic recovery. This strategy would boost the economic development of coastal regions such as the Magdalen Islands, Montreal, Sept-Îles, Gaspé and Rivière-du-Loup. For the industry, the maritime strategy brings its share of opportunities and this is why it was the theme of Quebec Marine Day 2014.